Munich - The CSU wants to combat the shortage of doctors in rural regions with comprehensive catalog of demands. The CSU parliamentary group presented the corresponding application package with 27 individual applications to the state parliament in Munich yesterday. Among other things, the CSU is calling for the number of medical courses in all federal states to be increased by at least ten percent.
The state government should ask Bavarian universities to set up chair for general medicine at all medical faculties. In addition, the subject of general medicine is to be strengthened within the course. The demand for “country doctor quota” is also being renewed: five percent of the study places should go to applicants who undertake to work as general practitioner in regions that are undersupplied or in which there is risk of undersupply. Scholarship programs are to be expanded.
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The background is that despite slight increase in the number of doctors in some rural regions already lack doctors. Of the 414 general practitioners who retired in Bavaria last year, 87 had initially not found successor for their practice, according to figures from the Bavarian Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians.
"It is becoming increasingly difficult to find successors for general practitioners find - and not only in rural areas, "warned the deputy chairman of the health committee in the state parliament, Bernhard Seidenath. It's about "services of general interest in Bavaria".